91: How to Maximize Your Time at Conferences

Today for our 91st episode we’re gonna talk about how to maximize your time at conferences.

Now you may be wondering why I’m covering this topic, and why I’m discussing it right now. Well, this episode is going live while I am on a two-week conference circuit in Europe. Right now I’m in Slovenia for the InOrbit conference, and I’m in the middle of networking with attendees, organizers and other speakers.

I thought it would be appropriate to talk about conferences and networking, because we are about to kick off conference season all over the world. It seems like almost every event happens from March to June, and then September and October.

So as we begin the 2018 conference season, I’m going to assume that you will be attending at least one conference this year. And I want to make sure that you get the most out of it.

Whether your conference is next week, next month, or six months from now, these tips will come in handy. I will try to cover tips for attendees in addition to speakers, but there might be a few tips that only apply to those on stage. We’ll just have to see where this goes.

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Quotable moments from this week’s episode

On choosing a place to sleep:

Stay at the same hotel as everyone else at the conference, and book early! Click to Tweet

On socializing:

Attend every single social event that the conference has to offer! Click to Tweet

On socializing #2:

Two words: lobby bar Click to Tweet

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About the Author

Jeff Sauer is an independent Digital Marketing Consultant, Speaker and Teacher based out of a suitcase somewhere in the world. Formerly of Minneapolis, MN and San Francisco, CA.